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New spin on EV battery recycling plants

Swedish team use leafy greens to reclaim valuable materials Metal Tech News - October 23, 2023

A new study out of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, presents a possible new and efficient way to recycle metals from spent electric vehicle batteries that uses an organic compound found naturally in plants – oxalate.

Before the push for clean energy or renewable technologies, methods to recycle metal operated much like manufacturing metal, melting it. However, due to the carbon-intensive...


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